FrontRunners: Welcome to the Machines

    Known best for futuristic watchcases resembling frogs, owls, and even jet engines, MB&F has released a new series of timepieces called Legacy Machines that displays far more traditional designs. The MB&F Legacy Machine N°1 (www.mbandf.com), for example, evokes pocket watches or the first wristwatches from a century ago. Created in collaboration with watchmakers Jean-Francois Mojon and Kari Voutilainen, the $92,000 LM1 has a movement assembled in-house that can track two time zones simultaneously.

    The new timepiece has a fluid-based linear timekeeping display…
    The new watch has multiple systems to ensure that its movement receives consistent power…
    Computer-aided design is allowing watchmakers to push the boundaries of innovation...
    The watchmaker puts its skill in guilloche and damaskeening on full display…
    The two back-to-back auctions will offer hundreds of unique designs…
    The new variation sports a dial crafted from a meteorite...
    Photo by Didier Gourdon
    The new watch has a tourbillon hidden by an automaton…
    The watch’s case is a mere 8.24 mm thick…
    Photo by Vincent Wulveryck/Cartier
    Jeweler Cartier innovative work combined Roman, Egyptian, Indian, and Chinese elements with...
    On assuming his new position, Lambert lost little time in the development of new watches...